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    congenitalefty, Will Smith

    I grew up in the South but moved to Minnesota about 25 years ago. You are right; it is different.

    With parts of my family, all black people were n***s, unless it was someone known on a personal level. Once it was personal, they had a chance to achieve: "He's black - but he's okay." Still not what you would call enlightened, but it could be worse.

    In the homogeneously white enclaves of the Upper Midwest you may never know a non-white on a social basis, so there is not even an opportunity to evolve to the "He's okay." stage.

    Ergo, everything you know about non-whites you learn from pop culture and the media. If you grew up in an integrated setting you would not think it would be possible to be that insulated from different people but, believe me, lots of people around here live their whole lives that way.

    Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. - Groucho Marx

    by Joe Bob on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 11:01:10 PM PDT

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